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Seminar: Assessment of Social and Communication Developmental Differences in Young Children with Autism and Related Disorders.

This course addresses systematic assessment of critical skills using the ASCS-2, Assessment of Social and Communication Skills, 2nd edition. The assessment is developed for children ages 2-8 years of age. The ASCS-2 assesses core foundation skills; social play skills, emotional regulation, and communication skills; and obstacles that interfere with learning and development. Case studies are used to explain the assessment process.

Dates:21 Nov 2024 (Thu)
Time:9.00am – 12.00pm (Singapore Standard Time GMT+0800)
Venue:Live Online Training
Speaker: Professor Kathleen Quill

Dr. Kathleen Quill, provides professional and family support to improve the quality of intervention to children and adolescents with autism. She is a licensed Behavior Analyst (BCBA- D), developmental psycholinguist, adjunct professor in the graduate program for Autism and ABA at Endicott College, MA, and a bestselling author and advocate.

Dr. Quill lectures internationally on contemporary Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA), innovations in assessment and program planning for social and communication development, and meaningful intervention for challenging and complex behavior. Dr. Quill is the editor of the seminal text Teaching children with autism: Strategies to enhance communication and socialization. (Delmar Publishers, 1995); and author of the bestseller DO-WATCH-LISTEN-SAY: Social and communication intervention for individuals with autism (Brookes Publishing, 2000; 2nd edition, 2017), both translated into 10 languages. Kathleen authors e-learning courses on social, language, and communication and was principal author of AutismPro (2004), the first online system that delivered assessment, curriculum and resources to home-based providers and families. Her current work focuses on Intervention for Repetitive and Restricted Behaviors in Autism Spectrum Disorder (text in development).

Kathy is on the editorial board for Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders and Focus on Autism and other Developmental Disabilities and is a member of the Professional Panel of Advisors for the Autism Society of America (ASA), serving as co-chair of the ASA commission on Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA).

Course Outline
  • 15 minutes: Transdisciplinary approaches of assessment
    • How to conduct a transdisciplinary social and communication assessment
  • 15 minutes: Role of assessment in lesson evaluation
    • Understanding the purpose of the ASCS-2
  • 60 minutes: Role of data to differentiate individual children’s development needs
    • Completing the initial social-communication questionnaire
    • Assessment of core foundation social and communication skills
    • Assessment of social and emotional skills
    • Assessment of communication skills
  • 30 minutes: Review learning goals and outcomes to support children's development based on data from assessment
  • 20 minutes: Communicate assessment data with families to develop holistic view on child development
  • 30 minutes: Ways to use data for planning environment experiences for children's learning
  • 15 minutes: Question and Answers
Course Objectives

Learner will be able to:

  • Advocate the importance of assessment and drive the adoption of emerging assessment tools and good practices in child assessment to create child-centric learning experiences
  • Understand transdisciplinary approaches of assessment
  • Customize learning experiences based on the information gathered on children’s learning and development using different assessment methods
  • Apply the role of assessment in lesson evaluation
  • Use data for planning environment experiences for children's learning and understand the role of data to differentiate individual children’s development needs
  • Review learning goals and outcomes to support children's development based on data from assessment
  • Make adaptations to the learning environment and experiences based on information gathered about children’s development through observation and documentation
  • Communicate assessment data with families to develop holistic view on child development
Who Can Benefit?

Preschool educators

Course Fees & Closing Dates
Registration Type Closing Date Fees (S$) / pax
20 Sep 2024 160
Normal Till Full 190